Monday, 5 October 2015

Cloud Migration: Improving Business Prospects

Cloud computing is slowly, but surely, redefining the way companies do business in the modern era. With more small business owners discovering the advantages and big changes that cloud computing can bring to a business. It is projected that cloud migrations will double in number by the year 2020.

Here are major reasons why small businesses, ranging from tech startups to mom and-pop-shops, are migrating to the cloud (and why you too should consider the move):

• Cloud computing offers significant savings over traditional operations. Cloud computing maximizes hardware utilization, as virtualization increases value provided. By moving to the cloud, you can do so much more with less. This results in less rack space, power needs, and IT requirements. This also results in lower installation, hardware, maintenance, support, and upgrade costs.

• Cloud computing solutions help with better collaboration. The ability to access and store files in the cloud enables team members and employees to work with/from the same updated master document. Employers and project managers can also opt to limit access by different team members, while also tracking and managing their individual progress. This improves efficiency on many levels.

• Cloud computing allows for increased flexibility. Now that we live in a constantly moving and mobile world, it is important that people have access to the things they need when they need it. Gone are the days when productivity is stomped because a file is stuck on one inaccessible server. One of the most attractive benefits of the cloud is giving users the ability to access information and resources from any device and from all locations, at any time (enterprise mobility). This allows businesses to cater to remote workers with flexible working arrangements.

• Finally, cloud computing allows for greater integration, and in turn, improved business prospects. This allows for simplification of tasks, ultimately leading to greater productivity, especially concerning critical areas of business.